Holiday in the Highlands
Sneak a peek inside four fab neighborhood homes during the 35th Lake Highlands Women’s League Home Tour — a Christmastime tradition, which also includes a luncheon and holiday shopping experience. Tour houses 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the following addresses: 7315 Danashire, 9127 Branch Hollow, 9121 Moss Farm and 9859 Elmcrest. Both the luncheon, which begins at noon, and the market take place at Highlands Christian Church. Proceeds from the event support scholarships for Lake Highlands High School students and community improvement projects. In its 40 years the league has invested more than $2 million in the neighborhood.
Highlands Christian Church, 9949 McCree, lhwl.org,
214.232.3297, $15 for luncheon, $15 at the door for home tour or $10 in advance from any LHWL member
Through Jan. 5
The Trains at NorthPark
Elaborate toy trains roll across 1,600 feet of track through replica cityscapes for the 26th annual holiday train exhibit. Open daily with limited hours on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.
NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central,
$3-$6, children under 2 free
Skillman Southwestern Library Friends is selling more than 4,000 gently used, donated books, CDs, movies, magazines, cards and more. On Dec. 4, the sale takes place noon-7:45 p.m., and on Dec. 5, 6 and 7, the sale is 10 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Most items are 50 cents to $2. Everything is half-priced on Saturday.
Skillman Southwestern Library Auditorium,
5707 Skillman, 214.670.6078
or e-mail SSLFriends@aol.com, free
Live acoustic music venue Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse hosts only one concert this month, featuring sultry folk singer Grace Pettis, accompanied by The Powell Brothers.
Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse,
9555 North Central, 214.363.0044,
Dec. 7, 21
‘Conversations About Race’
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and Dallas City Council members including Lake Highlands representative Jerry Allen lead workshops and discussions about race and issues surrounding it. A December session is planned for Saturday, Dec. 7, at City Hall council chambers. A session especially for youth is set for Dec. 21 at Dallas Performance Hall.
Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla,
Dallas Performance Hall, 2520 Flora,
“Marathons have become festivals,” a Running USA researcher recently noted. “The participants include both runners and spectators who take local pride in their cities’ marathons.” The point: you need not be an athlete to enjoy the Dallas Marathon, which will wind through the White Rock area beginning a little after 8 a.m. and last into the early afternoon. Runners can register for the full or half marathon until the events reach capacity. Volunteer or find a list of spectator highlights on the Dallas Marathon website.
Begin near Dallas City Hall,
1500 Marilla, dallasmarathon.com,
$100-$150 (prices increase as race day nears)
The Bishop Lynch Brigade drill team is ready to help you with your shopping list during the team’s fifth annual Christmas Bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the school’s atrium, hallway and cafeteria. There will be jewelry, makeup, scarves, home goods, baked goods, bags, children’s items, baskets, candles, quilts, crosses, greeting cards and much more.
Bishop Lynch High School,
9750 Ferguson, free
email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info
Dec. 27—Jan. 5
Dallas Children’s Theater, in conjunction with Lone Star Circus, for the first time ever presents a Season Special circus extravaganza. An international galaxy of acrobats, aerialists, hand balancers, jugglers, clowns and dogs performs together to create a sensational and joyous circus spectacular.
Dallas Children’s Theater,
5938 Skillman, dct.org,